How to stream Youtube videos from Windows Phone to Google Chromecast

We know Google doesn't develop apps for the Windows Phone platform, but Windows Phone developer community fills in quite well. While we don't have an official YouTube app for Windows Phone, we've got terrific third-party YouTube apps like MetroTube and myTube since quite a while.

But my latest crush is Tubecast because it offers the ability to cast the YouTube video onto your TV screen using a Chromecast. Watch our video to see it in action.

Chromecast is a digital media player by Google that allows you to play audio/video content on a high-definition display by directly streaming it via Wi-Fi from the Internet or a local network. There isn't a native Chromecast app for Windows Phone users but Tubecast offers Chromecast support, along with Apple AirPlay.

All you need to do is, use Tubecast like any YouTube client, and while watching a video, hit the cast button and choose the Chromecast you wish to stream to. And that's that. You'll have the video from the app, playing on the external display. We've also shown you how to stream videos to the Xbox One.

While Tubecast is a free app, the support for casts is a paid in-app purchase for $1.99. You can of course try it out first since the free trial offers 20 casts. It is a fine app, and even supports budget Windows Phone 8.1 devices with 512MB of RAM.

Tubecast is a pretty versatile app, and is now available as a universal app for Windows 8 devices as well. Give it a whirl, and share your YouTube dope with family and friends!

Download Tubecast for Windows Phone (Free, with in-app purchases)

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Abhishek Baxi